Business Ethics multi-part question
This assignment has two parts. Part one requires a response of 250 words and two references. Part two requires a response of 1200 words and three references.
(1) You are an executive in your company. A senior executive of your key competitor has recently interviewed you extensively for a more lucrative position with this competitor. Having not heard back from the interviewer, you did some investigation and found out that, this was a fake interview aimed only at gaining competitive intelligence. You know that this fake interview is a violation of the Christian religious view of ethics.
a. Explain why the fake interview violated the Christian religious view of ethics as discussed in your READ assignment. It is important to align your worldview claims to those expressed in the attached READ assignment. Don’t go on a tangent with any other personal beliefs.
b. Which one of the other five perspectives on ethics (i.e., except religious) might someone use to justify the fake interview? Which rationalization tactic would the person use with the view you selected?
(2) Write an essay of a minimum of 1200 words, addressing the questions and prompts below. Your essay should demonstrate a clear understanding of the key terms and concepts from the READ and ATTEND assignments for this unit. You must organize your work using headings formatted in APA style. The research requirement is at least two scholarly journal articles, and the course textbook. Indicate your research through in-text citations and a list of references.
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